Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage Workshop – Rachel Reed

The Doula Training Academy is very pleased to once more be hosting another comprehensive and interactive workshop led by Dr Rachel Reed of Midwife Thinking.


This workshop explores how to use rites of passage as a framework for ‘being with’ women during childbirth. It is aimed at midwives, doulas, birth workers, childbirth educators, students and anyone who works with women during their childbearing journey. The workshop is highly interactive and will require you to think deeply about your role and what you bring into the birth experience.

What you will learn:

  • The herstory of modern birth practices
  • The theory and practice of rites of passage
  • Holistic childbirth physiology
  • How to promote and support physiology
  • How science and research do not support current practice norms
  • Rites of passage for a medical birth

Facilitator: Dr Rachel Reed (aka MidwifeThinking)

Rachel is a midwife, author, researcher, and educator. Her focus is childbirth physiology, care provider practice and women’s rights (and rites). She is an experienced educator and has designed and taught degree programs, courses and workshops and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. You can find out more about Rachel at

Midwifery CPD Hours: 7 hours (points)

Saturday, 16th October 2021

Registration is from 8:30am and the workshop will start at 9am SHARP and conclude at 5pm.

Ibis Hotel, 334 Murray Street, Perth

Check for paid parking around the venue.


Early Bird Price – $295 if paid in full by 16th September 2021.

General Price – $345 once early bird price ends.

Student Midwife / Student Doula price – $225

Price includes tea / coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.

Once your registration has been received a tax invoice will be issued for payment.
Your booking is not confirmed until full payment has been made.

Ticket numbers are limited.


Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage Book

Books will be available by order with your registration at a discounted price of $29.95.
If you have not ordered for collection on the day we may have extra books available at a cost of $39.95.


Refund Policy

This is a non-refundable event. Once you have registered if you cannot make it on the day, you are welcome to find someone to take your place. Your ticket cannot be transferred to future events. We will do our best to try and assist you, however there are no guarantees.

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My name is Vicki Hobbs, and I am the Founder and one of the trainers at Doula Training Academy where our core values are education, support, respect, integrity, and excellence for emerging and experienced doulas and birth workers across Australia. If you would like more information about training to be a doula or you are a midwife and would like to add to your skill set or if you are looking for a doula to support you through your pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum journey please email me at [email protected]

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